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    Cingular data support said I might have trouble using the Treo 650 in China to access data. I plan to buy a Chinese data enabled SIM (I'm working on finding that), but what tricks do I need to know to configure the phone?
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    You need to get the unlock code from cingular first.

    It should work. If you know Chinese, ask the guys in tompad.com or hi-pda.com.

    internet cafe is very cheap in the cities btw.
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    Don't forget, if you go outside your service area, you will also pay roaming charges with your GPRS data access. I found this out when I got a $400 bill when I used my Treo to surf the net while in Canada! Internet cafe would be a lot cheaper.
    Ed
    Visor Deluxe, Prism, Visorphone, Treo 270, Treo 600, Treo 650, and am eagerly waiting for the next generation Treo...but wait...is that the iPhone????
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    Data charges in China are very high. Prepaid SIM cards do not usually have GPRS so you will need to get a SIM which is paid monthly. You will need to pay a deposit which is refundable (minus your usage) if you return the SIM. I am not sure what the amount of the deposit is for a data enabled card.
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    I already got the phone unlocked, and as I have the Treo, got it unlocked, and will be with a group, I figure why should I have to go to an internet cafe. I figure I bought the luxury of using it in the van or my room.

    China-Mobile-Phones.com has GPRS enabled SIMs, at $32 for 500MB, which seems very reasonable (if the site is honest). Does anyone have any experience with them, and will my Treo work as seamlessly as if I used my Cingular SIM?
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    I simply had cingular to turn on international roaming while I was in china. no new sim neede and data just worked. best of all I haven't seen a single data charge yet!
    iPhone in the Washington DC area.
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    Cingular is pretty expensive for data roaming (I guess if they bill you) - I was told I could buy unlimited data, and now I'm told it's only for blackberries.....and since I wanted a Chinese SIM for voice, one for both would be best.
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    china mobile has a pre paid sim that has gprs and optional monthly gprs plans. I can have my friend send u if u r interested. chinatownseller at mac dot com
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    chinnuts - I'm interested in finding out how to use gprs on my Treo in China with China mobile prepaid sim. please advise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CHiNNuTS
    china mobile has a pre paid sim that has gprs and optional monthly gprs plans. I can have my friend send u if u r interested. chinatownseller at mac dot com
    I would also be interested. I'm leaving for China next week. Thanks! Scott
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    I've used the prepaid, data enabled SIM from china-mobile-phones.com with good results for several months now. Works very well but be sure to get the 500 MB plan if you are a moderate to heavy data user.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AnteL0pe
    I simply had cingular to turn on international roaming while I was in china. no new sim neede and data just worked. best of all I haven't seen a single data charge yet!
    I'm in Beijing right now, and I have been getting email and IM... happy as a clam. I hope you're right about this because I sure would hate to see a huge data bill when I get home.
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